In terms of the number of speakers, Arabic is the largest living member of the Semitic language family. Classified as Central Semitic, it is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic and has its roots in a Proto-Semitic common ancestor. In ISO 639-3, modern Arabic is classified as a macrolanguage with 27 sub-languages. These varieties are spoken throughout the Arab world, and Standard Arabic is widely studied and used throughout the Islamic world. (Ref Wikipedia)
Arabic on whatamieating.com
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Arabic you may search by any of the following terms:
Arab Araba Arabe Arabi Arabian Arabic Arabisch Arabiyah العربية
If you are looking for a food-related term which you feel is most relevant to North Africa, then search by any sensible combination of the following:
Africa African Algeria Algerian Algiers Arab Arabi Arabian Arabic Arabiyah France French Maroc Moroccan Morocco North Northern Tunis Tunisia Tunisian Tunisienne العربية
Additionally you could search by Iraq or Iraqi, Lebanon or Lebanese, Libya or Libyan, Egypt or Egyptian, Syria or Syrian, but Arabic is likely to be the most successful search term.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of artichoke, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Arabic artichoke' and then click on 'Translate from English'
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches, like 'Middle Eastern' or 'North African' may help in a successful search.
Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.
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